Global Harvest Initiative Welcomes Elanco To Membership

Posted by on March 19th, 2012 | 0 Comments »

Global Animal Health Leader Brings New Expertise To Help Achieve Mission of Sustainably Increasing Agricultural Productivity

ElancoThe Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) today welcomed its latest member, global animal health and food productivity leader Elanco, joining the ranks of GHI member companies DuPont, John Deere, IBM and Monsanto. Collectively the companies will continue GHI’s mission to sustainably double agricultural output to address the global challenges of hunger and food security.

“Elanco’s expertise is a valuable addition to the Global Harvest Initiative.  The company is a recognized leader with a solid track record of commitment to innovative solutions that address global hunger and food security with a focus on the best interests of people, animals, and the environment,” said Jerry Flint, GHI board chairman and vice president of Biotech Affairs and Regulatory for Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business.

“The collaboration and shared mission of GHI’s growing membership of top agricultural, technology, and now animal health experts is unique in the food security space. Today more than ever GHI is focused on policy, action, and the importance of moving the dialogue beyond the well-known and established challenges of feeding nine billion global citizens by 2050.”

“Joining GHI complements Elanco’s aligned vision and approach to addressing food security,” said Claudia Garcia, Senior Director of Global Corporate Affairs, Elanco. “GHI has demonstrated its ability to make an impact on hunger and food security, and we look forward to contributing to real solutions on global food security through the leadership of GHI.”

Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, aims to improve food security through its focus on the improved health and performance of animals to ensure a growing supply of safe, affordable, and abundant food to meet future demand. Through the company’s hunger initiative, Elanco is an active participant in the fight to end global hunger.

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